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UNDP | Pathfinder Award for innovation in nature conservation

| Sectors: Environment, conservation, innovation
| Granting entities: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature
| Deadline:
| Type of support: Prize
| Funding/benefits: 10,000 USD
| Applicants: Individuals and organizations
| Locations: Global

Synopsis: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature are excited to invite nominations/applications for the 2nd iteration of the Pathfinder Award.

The Award serves as a unique and timely opportunity to showcase best cases of conservation management models and promote solutions that generate co-benefits for all.

The 2021 Pathfinder Award seeks initiatives focused on sites with innovative, integrated approaches to protected and conserved area management that successfully conserve nature while making development gains related to:

  1. Protected and conserved area solutions for innovative and outstanding conservation management practices that preserve human health (nominations open now)
  2. Protected and conserved area solutions for innovative and outstanding use of technology for successful nature conservation (nominations open now)
  3. Protected and conserved area solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation (nominations will open 15 June)
  4. Protected and conserved area solutions for sustainable land management (nominations will open 15 June)

The Pathfinder Award recognises outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas, developed and implemented by individuals, organisations or groups.

Link to application here.

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